New EV Charging Requirements in CALGreen 2022
The reach codes program is updating the residential fact sheet with a comprehensive overview of the new 2022 CALGreen requirements for EV charging for all new construction.
Some of 2022 CALGreen’s most impactful provisions focus on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure as a means of advancing the state’s strategic goals of electrification as a primary driver towards decarbonization. These changes were also spurred by Executive Order N-79-20, which mandates 100% in-state sales of new zero-emission passenger vehicles (ZEV) by 2035.
2022 CALGreen now includes standardized definitions of key terms:
Automatic Load Management System (ALMS)
EV Capable Space
EV Ready Space
Level 2 EV Supply Equipment (EVSE)
Low Power Level 2 EV Charging Receptacle
Residential construction includes single-family, multi-family, and hospitality (hotels and motels) housing. The 2022 Standard includes mandatory, Tier 1 and Tier 2 provisions based on occupancy type and number of parking spaces for both new construction and existing buildings (when parking lots are part of the alteration).
Nonresidential new construction requirements include new requirements for EV spaces based on the number of total parking spaces. CALGreen 2022 also establishes mandatory requirements for specific types of construction regarding future installation of medium- and heavy-duty EVSE. These building types include grocery stores, retail, and warehouse buildings with planned off -street loading spaces.
The new Fact Sheet is available here.